Breaking Down Stereotypes

Education without limits, a programme with a beginning and an end

How? On-line now, and when it will be possible, also off-line on the premises of DOX

Who is it for? For the general public | lower secondary and high school students (a suitable supplement for Media Studies, Social Studies/Social Science Basics, Czech)

How long is it? 90-120 min

What will you need? For the on-line version, a computer connected to the internet with a microphone and camera

For how many? 4-8 participants for non-school groups | 5-20 participants for school groups

How much does it cost? CZK 1200/group | CZK 900/school group or CZK 90/student for 11 or more participants, teachers free of charge

When and how to order? Reservations and other information: or 295 568 104 | ideally the programme should be ordered at least 2 weeks in advance

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Poupětova 1, Prague 7
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Surprise friends or family with an unconventional afternoon, or get to know your colleagues in other roles - you can order this programme as a family workshop or team building. More information

Educational programme for the phenomenon of prejudice

What are our stereotypes good for? What do they allow us to do and how do they limit us? What can prejudice do? We live in a time and a society in which hate speech is becoming a routine part of our lives. It is also a time when our ability to interpret events brought to us by the media is being tested, as well as our ability to sympathize with others. Uncommonly large numbers of people are streaming to Europe in order to escape military conflicts and poverty. At the same time, there are many among us who encounter prejudice, ridicule, and even hate-motivated violence due to the colour of their skin, sexual orientation, or simply because they are poor.

All this is also occurring thanks to media massage and politicians abusing explosive topics. Let's attempt to look at how stereotypes work from a completely different perspective and elsewhere, in an area that is of interest to a narrow minority - contemporary art. Through sophisticated techniques and the use of contemporary art , we will explore our stereotypes and then subject them to critical reflection in a moderated debate. An experience with otherness and different perspectives.

Teaching tips: As a classroom activity prior to this programme, we recommend the interactive Map of Social Stereotypes. It can be downloaded here, and contains an educational map for students and a teaching guide for teachers.